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Program Details

The University of West Florida offers a certification program known as TeacherReady. TeacherReady® is a 9-month online teacher certification program that should lead to a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate upon completion. TeacherReady® is the University of West Florida’s alternative certification program and is approved by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This program includes seven lessons, which focus on educational pedagogy and field experiences allowing for flexibility in scheduling, participation, and completion. TeacherReady® serves students worldwide creating teachers of excellence for tomorrow’s classrooms.

The seven lessons taught within the program are the following; Lesson 1: Classroom Management, Lesson 2: Effective Communication that Creates Classroom Transparency, Lesson 3: Knowing, Caring for, and Engaging Our Students, Lesson 4: Formative and Summative Assessment Strategies, Lesson 5: Planning for Students to Achieve, Lesson 6: Reading and Math Instruction Based on the Five ALWAYS Teaching Actions, and last Lesson 7: Culminating Field Experience.

In addition, this program aims to prepare students for potential licensure in Florida. Prospective out-of-state students who will be pursuing a license in their state should check with that state's licensing agency before enrolling.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

TeacherReady® is the University of West Florida’s alternative certification program and is approved by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Restrictions

This program prepares students for potential licensure in Florida. Prospective out-of-state students who will be pursuing a license in their state should check with that state's licensing agency before enrolling.